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Last rites performed on Nagappa's body in Kamagere
December 09, 2002 19:57 IST
The last rites on the mortal remains of slain Janata Dal (United) leader H Nagappa were performed as per Lingayat traditions at Kamagere in Chamarajanagar district on Monday evening.
Nagappa's family earlier refused a government offer of a state funeral and also did not allow any police presence during the ceremony.
Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sugar M Mahadev, who was deputed by the government to attend the funeral, was prevented from entering Kamagere by angry mobs.
Nagappa, who was abducted by forest brigand Veerappan on August 25, was found dead in the Changdi forest area on Sunday evening. Nagappa's supporters believe the S M Krishna-led Congress government did not do enough to rescue their leader from the bandit's captivity.
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